Monday, April 4, 2016

Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Time Management Skill

Time Management skill (or being clockwise) can reflect a digital professional’s mindset, attitude, and behavior.

We are experiencing unprecedented digital convenience - information only clicks away, there are omnipresent technologies, multi-channel communication, and seamless shopping experiences. Perhaps we also face the digital dilemma, shall you always keep the hands busy, or keep your mind full? Do you always keep “busyness” or continue improving?  It seems that there is never enough time in the day. But, since we all get the same 24 hours per day, why is it that some people achieve so much more with their time than others? The answer lies in good "TIME MANAGEMENT." So what are good questions to assess a person’s Time Management skill?

Can you set the right priority and have the discipline to do the most important things for you or for the business ? Time Management prioritizes actions. Time management is not about punctuality and working to be and remain punctual has nothing to do with having time management skill. Time management is the process of organizing and planning how much time you spend on specific activities. Invest some time to learn about managing your own time more efficiently, and save yourself time in the future. The irony is that there are lot many classes on Time management, but self-discipline as a part of character and virtue is never taught. There are three components of action - the ones that need immediate attention, the ones that have to have a well-thought-out action & long term vision, and the ones you need not worry about too much. The time management skill helps you decide the course. The third may be either get ignored or can be delegated. The second you must make well plan and pay attention to, as they are important. It also takes time management skills for the "immediate action,” to save time either via collaboration or delegation if you are the manager.

Do you spend more time on repetitive tasks, or do you take more time on practicing creativity? The effective time management boosts creativity: It makes you creative oriented, mature and generous enough to share the experience of success journey. It makes one bold and shed the fear of failure, lethargic tendency and any inability that prevent from progress. Time Management is all about choosing to help oneself by being able to put in efforts only after you have prepared self to take and bear risks of meeting and facing challenges of fears and their beliefs which blind others. Good Time Management skill can boost confidence and build new capabilities, which can be gained through self-improvement; from the inner transformation of self. We need to be very vigilant about time. Life is so short and there is so much to do that we always wish that our day had more than 24 hours. The wise time management can make life more meaningful, creative and productive.

What is the time in terms of anthropology? We use the time to organize our stories, especially those explanations, motivations, and consequences of events. Time helps people prioritize culturally and personally relevant events. Time is the order of moments in which the mind perceives the changes. Hence, it is the construction of the mind. Time in physical terms is a measurement of the movement of one thing in relation to the other. Einstein defined it as "the past is that which sends light signals to us; the future is that which we send light signals to." Time was invented to keep track of things, in a human's logical sense, measurement is the nature. Time is a concept with many side effects
Time is Money...
Time is Discipline...
Time is flying
Time is order.
Time is to just move on…
Time is potential, to be used or squandered as the opportunities of life present themselves.

Time is the most perishable thing, it is not storable. Time does not wait for anyone, and it treats everyone equally. Time management coupled with discipline is the first step towards building competency and achieving professional goals or business vision. Time Management skill can reflect a digital professional’s mindset, attitude, and behavior. The person who is able to utilize the time wisely is rich and prosperous, creative and confident, with potential to achieve more.


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